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List of famous financiers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top financiers in the world? This includes the most prominent financiers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable financiers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic financiers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned financiers.

List people include Warren Buffett, George Soros and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known financiers to the lesser known financiers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the financier field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous financiers ever?" and "What are the names of famous financiers?" then you're in the right place. (189 items)
Warren Buffett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist who serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one ...more

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George Soros is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Financiers
George Soros, Hon (born Schwartz György; August 12, 1930) is a Hungarian-American investor and philanthropist. As of February 2018, he had a net worth of $8 billion, having donated more ...more

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Bernard Madoff is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Bernard Lawrence Madoff (; born April 29, 1938) is an American former market maker, investment advisor and financier who is currently serving a federal prison sentence for offenses related to a ...more

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Alexander Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was an American statesman, politician, legal scholar, military commander, lawyer, banker and economist. He was one of the Founding ...more

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J. P. Morgan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Financiers
John Pierpont Morgan Sr. (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913) was an American financier and banker who dominated corporate finance on Wall Street throughout the Gilded Age. As the head of the ...more

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T. Boone Pickens, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Thomas Boone Pickens Jr. (born May 22, 1928) is an American capitalist. Pickens chairs the hedge fund BP Capital Management. He was a very well-known takeover operator and corporate raider ...more
Carlos Slim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Carlos Slim Helú (born 28 January 1940) is a Mexican business magnate, engineer, investor and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world by the ...more
Ronald Perelman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Ronald Owen Perelman (; born January 1, 1943) is an American banker, businessman, investor, and philanthropist. MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, his company, has invested in companies with ...more

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John Paulson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Financiers
John Alfred Paulson (born December 14, 1955) is an American investor, hedge fund manager and philanthropist. He leads Paulson & Co., a New York-based investment management firm he founded in ...more
Carl Icahn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Carl Celian Icahn (; born February 16, 1936) is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder and controlling shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified ...more

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Bernard Baruch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Bernard Mannes Baruch (; August 19, 1870 – June 20, 1965) was an American financier, stock investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant. After his success in business, he ...more
Alejandro Santo Domingo ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Alejandro Santo Domingo (born 13 February 1977) is a Colombian-American financier and philanthropist. In 2018, Alejandro Santo Domingo ranked #499 on the Forbes World's Billionaires list, with ...more
Leonard Blavatnik is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Sir Leonard "Len" Blavatnik (Ukrainian: Леонід Валентинович Блаватнік, Russian: Леонид Валентинович Блаватник, Leonid Valentinovich Blavatnik; born June 14, 1957) is a Soviet-born ...more
Evelyn Robert de Rothsch... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Sir Evelyn Robert Adrian de Rothschild (born 29 August 1931) is a British financier and a member of the Rothschild family.
Stephen A. Schwarzman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Stephen Allen Schwarzman (born February 14, 1947) is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is the chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group, a global private equity firm he established ...more

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Henry Kravis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Henry R. Kravis (born January 6, 1944) is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a global investment firm with a market ...more
Leon Black is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Leon David Black (born 1951) is an American investor and art collector. He specializes in leveraged buyouts and private equity. He founded the private equity firm Apollo Global Management in
Eli Broad is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Eli Broad (; born June 6, 1933) is an American entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the only individual to have created two Fortune 500 companies in different industries (KB Home and ...more
Ryan Kavanaugh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Ryan Colin Kavanaugh (born December 4, 1974) is an American businessman, film producer and film financier. He is the founder and former CEO of Relativity Media and a current executive of Warner ...more
Edward Lampert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Edward Scott Lampert (born July 19, 1962) is an American billionaire businessman and investor. He is the former CEO and chairman of Sears Holdings (SHLD), founder of Transform Holdco LLC, and ...more
Philip Anschutz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Philip Frederick Anschutz ( AN-shoots; born December 28, 1939) is an American billionaire businessman who owns or controls many companies in a variety of businesses, including energy, railroads, ...more
Kirk Kerkorian is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Kerkor "Kirk" Kerkorian (Armenian: Քըրք Քըրքորեան; June 6, 1917 – June 15, 2015) was an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He was the president and CEO of Tracinda ...more
Tom Gores is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Tom Gores (born: Tewfiq Georgious, Arabic: توفيق جورجيوس‎; July 31, 1964) is an American businessman and investor. He is the founder of Platinum Equity, a private equity firm with headquarters ...more
François Pinault ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Financiers
François Pinault (born 21 August 1936) is a French billionaire businessman, the majority shareholder and honorary chairman of the retail conglomerate Kering, and art collector.
Laurance Rockefeller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Laurance Spelman Rockefeller (May 26, 1910 – July 11, 2004) was an American businessman, financier, philanthropist and major conservationist. He was a prominent third-generation member of the ...more